November 2011

The recent controversy at both Penn State University and Syracuse University has demonstrated the critical need for education and awareness of sexual violence. PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment has announced a National Day of Action on November 30, on college campuses across the US.

The National Day of Action to Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence features a step-by-step action guide to complete this event on your campus. This free kit includes web-based instructional curriculum, celebrity cameos, and other tangible tools to use for the Day of Action and throughout the year.

Click here for the  Step-By-Step Action Kit.

Click here to download the PPT.

Click here to download poet Steve Connell‘s spoke word piece for PAVE about victim blaming called “What She was Wearing.” Steve Connell has been featured on MTV, BET, and HBO.

Recent media: CNN Features PAVE Founder Angela Rose as a “BreakThrough Woman” – Click here for the video link.

MORE INFO, VISIT – – sign up for action alerts!

Click the video below to see PAVE’s National Day of Action to Shatter The Silence of Sexual Violence mentioned on CNN!

PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment is a national, grassroots nonprofit. PAVE uses education and action to shatter the silence of sexual and domestic violence including sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault and intimate partner violence. PAVE’s work has been featured on CNN, Today Show, and in TIME. –

Join the national movement to shatter the silence of sexual violence! Click here for more information!

Thanks to Fox News 5 for having me as a guest to discuss campus safety. PAVE has partnered with Security On Campus for the Safe Campus, Strong Voices campaign. You can also sign up for action alerts and newsletter on PAVE’s website:



Dating violence and stalking are prevalent on many campuses across the country. Yet, responding to and educating on these crimes produces challenges for those in campus law enforcement, student affairs, and other university faculty and staff.

Participants will gain a better understanding of these issues on campus from this dynamic webinar presented by Security On Campus, Inc. (SOC) and Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE), as well as tools to create a safer more responsive campus environment. Presenters will explain how changes in the law will impact campuses. All participants will receive a complimentary copy of Culture of Silence, a stalking education video to be used to educate students and staff. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Please watch the two videos on this page. Above is my response to watching the video this morning that is posted below. William Adams is an Aransas County Court judge in Texas who was videotaped by his daughter (who suffers from ataxic cerebral palsy) as he brutally beat her with a belt.  What makes this even more disturbing is that he handles child abuse cases and he defended himself on a local Texas TV station. He said , “In my mind I have not done anything wrong other than discipline my child when she was caught stealing. I did lose my temper, I’ve apologized” READ MORE

SHATTER THE SILENCE AND POST YOUR FEEDBACK HERE! Watch the video – I want to hear from you! What’s are your thoughts? What can we do to protect our nation’s most vulnerable? What is the difference between child abuse and disciplining a child?

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